New stadiums

Bratislava may expect to have a new stadium in 2018

Bratislava - Tehelné poleBratislava - Tehelné pole22.01.2017: Until recently no new football stadium had been built in Slovakia. This changed in 2015 when the new City Arena, with a capacity of 19,200, opened in Trnava. Until then the most modern stadium in Slovakia was the MŠK stadium in Žilina, which has a capacity of 11,000 and which underwent major redevelopment in 2010. And up next is the National Stadium in Bratislava – its construction began last September on the site of the former Tehelné pole stadium.

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New Tottenham stadium under construction, to be completed in 2018

London - New Tottenham StadiumLondon - New Tottenham Stadium01.12.2016: After years of planning and negotiating Tottenham Hotspur began construction of their new stadium at the beginning of 2016. The present stadium, White Hart Lane, has a capacity of 36,200 seats. After two years of construction, the New Tottenham Stadium, with a capacity of 61,000 seats, will be ready to replace the present stadium. Thanks to its capacity the Spurs’ new home ground will be the third stadium in London which has a capacity of more than 60,000 seats, and the second largest stadium in Premier League.

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New CSKA Arena – the “highest” stadium in the world

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10.10.2016: The highest stadium in the world – this is one of the ways to describe the new CSKA Moscow stadium. The unique feature of the stadium is the 142-metre skyscraper, in which you can find a hotel and offices and which stands in the south-west corner of the stadium. Its slightly twisted design is reminiscent of the UEFA Cup – a trophy the CSKA Moscow team won in 2005. This victory inspired the club to think of building a new stadium for 30,000 spectators.

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A new stadium to be built for Dinamo Bucureşti in Romania

Bucharest - Parcul Sportiv Din.Bucharest - Parcul Sportiv Din.20.09.2016: The second most successful football club in Romania – Dinamo Bucureşti – can look forward to a new stadium. A new arena, with a capacity of 30,000, called Parcul Sportiv Dinamo will be built on the site of the current Stadionul Dinamo, built in 1951. Construction should begin in 2017 and two years later, it should be completed. Fans can look forward to a football-only stadium, with two-tier stands built along the pitch. 30,000 seats, in red – the club colour, will be installed there.

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Akyazi Stadi, the future home ground of Trabzonspor

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29.08.2016: The series of new stadiums built in Turkey continues. Another new football arena is about to be opened. After the fans of Galatasaray, Bursaspor, and Besiktas, it is now the Trabzonspor fans who can look forward to a new stadium. The construction of the new Akyazi Stadi began in 2013, on an artificially created land near the Black Sea in the Ayazi district, west of the city of Trabzon. Originally, it was expected that the stadium, which is to have a capacity of 42,000 spectators, be completed before the start of the 2015/2016 season, but it was not. It is however possible that it will be completed sometime in 2016.

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A new stadium of Cagliari Calcio to be built in Sardinia

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05.08.2016: After having played in the second league for a year, Cagliari Calcio, the football club from the island of Sardinia, has returned to Serie A. And this is not the only reason for celebration. Cagliari fans can look forward to a brand new stadium, which should be built in 2019 on the site of the current Stadio Sant'Elia. The old stadium, built in 1970, has long fallen short of the Italian Serie A standard. There are plenty of old and unsightly stadiums with a running track, just like the one in Cagliari, on the Italian Peninsula. However, at Stadio Sant'Elia the fans were forced to sit on three assembled stands for several years.

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The third division club in Erfurt present their stadium

Erfurt - SteigerwaldstadionErfurt - Steigerwaldstadion24.07.2016: In November 2014 a project aimed at renovation of Steigerwaldstadion was conceived. The stadium is the home ground of Rot-Weiß Erfurt, a third division German football club. The historical and university city of Erfurt, with a population of more than 200,000 people, is situated in the heart of Germany. It is worth mentioning that football is not the only popular sport in Erfurt, athletics is well-liked too and that is why the Steigerwaldstadion will retain the athletics track after the renovation.

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Allianz Stadion, the new home ground of Rapid Wien

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21.07.2016: The new stadium of Rapid Wien was officially opened on Saturday, 16th July 2017, in a grand style. On the occasion, the home team, Rapid Wien, played Chelsea F.C. (2:0), a football giant from England. Fans could enjoy the first league match one week later, when Rapid played SV Ried in the 2016/2017 season opening match. And a few days later, a UEFA Europa League qualifying match was played there.

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Atlético Madrid is to move to a new stadium in 2017

01.05.2016: Estadio La Peineta, originally planned to provide venue for the Olympics, will become the new home ground of Atlético Madrid in 2017. A new, giant arena, which will have a capacity of 74,000 seats, is now being built at the site of the original athletics stadium. Only the frame of the main stand of the original stadium will remain at the new one. The original Estadio la Peineta, built in 1994, was supposed to be the main venue for the 2016 summer Olympics, or the 2020 summer Olympics. However, in neither year Spain was awarded the Olympics.

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Barcelona to begin renovation of Camp Nou in 2017

23.04.2016: The future of the Barcelona stadium was decided in April 2014 in a referendum on renovation of the famous Camp Nou. More than 37,000 fans and partners had their say and 72% of them were in favour of the renovation and increase of the stadium capacity to 105,000 seats. Unless the renovation works are hindered in some way, either before or in the course of the renovation, it will be begun in 2017 and be completed four years later, in 2021.

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Vodafone Arena, new home ground of Besiktas

19.04.2016: By the end of March 2016 construction of the new home ground of the Turkish football club Besiktas J.K., with a capacity of 42,000 seats, was completed. And it was about time – the former stadium had been the home ground of Besiktas for sixty six long years (1947 - 2013). The total cost of construction went up to 100 million USD. Thanks to its facilities and the high standard of comfort it offers the new stadium, named Vodafone Arena, is now one of the most modern arenas in the world.

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Venue for 2022 Qatar World Cup presented

12.02.2016: In November 2014 the final look of the Khalifa Stadium, to be built in Doha, Qatar, was presented. It will be the largest athletic stadium in the country and one of the most easily accessible stadiums in the world. Two underground stations have already been built nearby and by 2022, when the World Cup is held in Qatar, two more stations will have been constructed. Therefore, no matter which hotel the fans will be staying in, they should be able to reach the stadium within no more than 45 minutes.

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Colosseum – the new A.S. Roma stadium

26.01.2016: An arena called Stadio della Roma is supposed to become the new home ground of A.S. Roma in the 2017/2018 season. It was already in 2013 that the A.S. Roma management presented the design of the new stadium, saying that the new, modern arena with a capacity of 55,000 to 60,000 seats could host matches three years later. A year later, in March 2014, a brand new design was presented, this one being strongly reminiscent of the most famous arena – the Colosseum in Rome. However, the two arenas are not completely alike. The stadium has modern features made of stone, steel and glass.

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Lyon - Parc OLLyon - Parc OL

New stadium of Olympique Lyon has been opened

19.01.2016: Olympique Lyon played their very first match in 2016 at Parc Olympique Lyonnais, their new stadium, and they beat Troyes 4-1. It was decided that a new stadium would be built only after it had been confirmed that France would host the 2016 European Championship. The Lyon stadium will provide venue for four group matches, a round-of-16 match and a semi-final match. With a capacity of nearly 60,000 seats it is the third largest stadium in France.

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Erzgebirge Aue to have a new stadium

14.01.2016: Football stadiums in Germany and England are known to be one of the best stadiums in the world. And this also applies to home grounds of teams, which do not play in the first league. That is why we have to visit a third league team if we want to see a newly built stadium in Germany. All other stadiums in Germany are either renovated or brand new so we will visit the home ground of Erzgebirge Aue, a third league club, which is being rebuilt.

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Chelsea to have a new stadium

15.12.2015: A new stadium of Chelsea F.C. will be built on the site of the current one, Stamford Bridge. Its construction will cost about 500 million GBP. It will have three-tier stands and a capacity of 60,000 seats, which is about 20,000 more than the capacity of the present stadium. However, the increased capacity will not be the only alteration, as the plans also include redevelopment of the entire ground. World-famous architects from Basel (Herzog & de Meuron) are in charge of the project.

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Bursaspor about to move to the new Crocodile Arena

15.11.2015: Timsah Arena, or the Crocodile Arena, will become the new home ground of the Turkish club Bursaspor at the end of 2015. The arena, with a capacity of 43,670 seats, will replace the current Bursa Atatürk Stadium (26,461 seats). Its construction began in June 2011 and a year later, the main body of the stadium was completed. With a capacity exceeding 43,000 the Timsah Arena will be the fourth largest stadium in Turkey.

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Presentation of the new EURO 2016 venue in Bordeaux

26.10.2015: Participants of the 2016 European Championship in France will have the chance to play at a brand new stadium in Bordeaux, which has a capacity of 42,000 and is called Nouveau Stade, “the New Stadium”. The stadium with a unique design has been the home ground of the local team, Girondins, since May 2015. It was built mainly to provide venue for EURO 2016 and the draws will show which teams will play there. The old stadium, Stade Chaban Delmas, which had a capacity of 34,000 and was built in 1924, did not meet UEFA requirements for a Euro venue.

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A new City Arena opened in Trnava, Slovakia

29.09.2015: Last Sunday in August 2015 the City Arena was opened in Trnava, Slovakia. The newly built stadium has a capacity of 19,200 seats and is thus the largest stadium in Slovakia. The City Arena Trnava was built on the site of the former Anton Malatinsky’s Stadium and is the largest construction ever to be built in Trnava, a Slovak city with a population of 65,000 people. The premises also include office buildings, a shopping mall, a cinema complex and a two-storey underground car park.

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Renovation of Udinese stadium about to be completed

31.08.2015: Already in 2013 we gave you information about the reconstruction of the stadium, which is the home ground of a traditional, Italian Serie A club, Udinese Calcio. That same year the renovation of the main stand began – it is the only stand to retain its original design. The unique feature of the main stand is its arched roof, symbolic of the entire stadium. The old oval-shaped stands with the running track were replaced by new stands, making the stadium football-only.

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Kazan Arena, one of the venues for 2018 World Cup

11.08.2015: One of the twelve venues for the upcoming 2018 World Cup, held in Russia, is the Kazan Arena, a stadium with a capacity of 45,000. Its construction began in 2010 and took three years, which was longer than expected. Apart from this the construction also exceeded the originally proposed budget. On the site there is also a museum of Rubin Kazan, a shopping and health centre, nowadays quite a usual facility. The former Centralnyj stadion, was used from 1960 until the club moved to the new stadium, which was in 2014.

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Vodafone Arena, the future home ground of Besiktas

27.07.2015: Besiktas, the Turkish club based in Istanbul, have been on their way to a new stadium since 2013. On the site of BJK İnönü Stadyumu, their former home, the new Vodafone Arena, with a capacity of 41,903 seats, is being built. There have been some disputes over the commercial name of the stadium, as it has always been called İnönü Stadyumu. However, Besiktas eventually signed a sponsorship agreement with Vodafone Türkiye and the latter thus gained the naming rights.

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2018 Russia World Cup: Yubileyniy Stadium

15.07.2015: One of the stadiums, which will provide venue for the 2018 World Cup, is the future home ground of FC Mordovija Saransk, the Yubileyniy Stadium. However, as both the representatives of FC Mordovija and Russian authorities have agreed, it is necessary to continue with the construction works at a more rapid pace. Since 2013 works have not progressed much at the new stadium, though the construction should be completed in 18 months.

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USA: New York Cosmos Stadium

06.07.2015: The well-known American club New York Cosmos, which, at one time, had in their midst the legendary Brazilian forward Pelé, stopped competing in 1985, but in 2010 the club was revived, retaining its original name. And in the future the club should play at a new, modern stadium with a capacity of 25,000 seats. The cost of the project will be 400 million USD and unless there are any hindrances it should be officially opened in 2017.

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Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey, the future pride of Mexico

15.06.2015: This year should see the completion of Estadio de Fútbol Monterrey, the new home ground of the Mexican club C. F. Monterrey. The stadium has been designed so as not to disturb the ecosystem in the Parque La Pastora, a natural park located about five kilometres from the centre of Monterrey.


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This is what the new Brentford stadium will look like

07.06.2015: Brentford F.C., a London-based football club currently playing in the Football League Championship, are planning to move from Griffin Park to Brentford Community Stadium. The construction of a new stadium, which should be opened in 2016, is a part of an ambitious project, which involves building residential property and should cost 250 million GBP.

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CSKA Moscow finally to get a new stadium

25.05.2015: Although CSKA Moscow is one of the most successful clubs in Russia, they have never had any permanent home ground in its entire history. Temporarily, they are playing their home matches at the Luzhniki Stadium or Arena Khimki. Fans of the ‘Army Men’ might be able to witness the long-awaited opening of a new stadium this year – constructions works, which were begun in 2007 and suspended several times, are well under way.

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The Victory Arena – the new 2018 World Cup venue

07.04.2015: At the end of 2014 the Centralnyj Stadium, the then home ground of FC Rotor Volgograd with a capacity of 30,000 seats, was demolished. Construction of a new stadium, the “Victory” Arena, was begun on its site. The stadium will have a capacity of 45,000 seats and will be one of the twelve venues for the 2018 World Cup.

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Construction of a new stadium in the Czech Republic for Baník Ostrava

18.03.2015: The track and field stadium in Ostrava-Vítkovice, which every year holds Golden Spike, a significant athletics meeting, will be the home ground of FC Baník Ostrava from the 2015/2016 season. Officially called the Municipal Stadium, it will have a capacity of 15,000, including 1,200 seats reserved for away fans. The stadium will be completely roofed over and given the degree of comfort it will offer, it will be one of the most modern stadiums in the Czech Republic.

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The renovated Stade Vélodrome opened

07.01.2015: After the renovation works, which went on for three years, were completed earlier this year, Stade Vélodrome was officially opened by a French league match between Olympique Marseille and Toulouse, which the home team won 2:0. The match was seen by 61,846 spectators, which is a record number, beating the previous record by several thousands. Apart from Ligue 1 matches the stadium will host many other events: international matches, rugby matches, concerts, Euro 2016 matches and possibly also a Champions League final.

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A new venue for the Russia World Cup and a new home ground for Spartak

02.01.2015: The President of Russia Vladimir Putin has opened the third venue for the 2018 World Cup. The new stadium – Otkritie Arena is the only venue for the World Cup, which has not been financed by public money. In September Otkritie Arena became the very first home ground of Spartak Moscow, which had been waiting for this to happen for years. One of the most famous Russian clubs, if not the most famous one, have been trying to complete construction of their own stadium since 1994.

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Europa Point, the future pride of Gibraltar

01.12.2014: In 2013 Gibraltar became a UEFA member, thus becoming the smallest member football association. However, at present they do not have an appropriate stadium, which could host Euro qualifying matches. This should change with the launching of the Europa Point project. The project has been initiated by the Gibraltar Football Association, which will also be the owner of the stadium. Build costs are expected to go up to 40 million GBP. The opening is planned for 2016.

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The new San Mamés is the pride of the Basque Country

30.10.2014: Estadio San Mamés, the home ground of the Spanish club Athletic Bilbao, can be now seen in all its splendour. Figuratively speaking, it is a grandson of the old stadium of the same name, where the club had played their home matches for nearly a hundred years. Unfortunately, the old stadium could not offer such comfort as modern stadiums can. The new San Mamés is a truly worthy successor to the old one. The project to build a new stadium for one of the most successful clubs in the history of Spanish league was approved in March 2006.

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